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Old 09-09-2018, 11:35 PM   #1
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Just a simple question to ask: will you guys be planning on making other F-14 control products? I know that you are planning for a stick to be made by VKB, but what about a throttle quadrant, or RIO stick variants?

Looking forward to the F-14!
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Old 09-10-2018, 12:47 PM   #2
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Actually, VKB wants to make F-14 throttle too, if grip sales will be good, but it's too vague to call this "plans" right now.
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Old 09-10-2018, 06:01 PM   #3
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Frankly given VKB's history of getting products out on time or even out at all..

Don't hold your breath
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Old 09-10-2018, 09:36 PM   #4
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Just a simple question to ask: will you guys be planning on making other F-14 control products? I know that you are planning for a stick to be made by VKB, but what about a throttle quadrant, or RIO stick variants?

Looking forward to the F-14!
If ED decides to sign with VKB, it could be the worse decision they have ever made. VKB can barely get one batch of already developed sticks out. Let alone develop and produce anything new. They will never get my money, even though the few sticks they have released are quite awesome.
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Old 11-06-2018, 06:39 PM   #5
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Old 11-06-2018, 08:21 PM   #6
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Actually, VKB wants to make F-14 throttle too, if grip sales will be good, but it's too vague to call this "plans" right now.
If they made a throttle I'd consider getting the whole setup.

The only issue I have with it is that the F-14 stick and throttle are sort of unique to that aircraft from what I understand whereas something like the A-10C shares a stick layout with the F-16, a throttle layout with the F-15. And the F-18 stick is pretty similar to the AV-8B & F-15 sticks.
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Old 11-06-2018, 08:31 PM   #7
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Not really, Squirrel. It's a heavily modified version of the B-8 grip, like the stick on the F-5E, UH-1H and F-86 in DCS, and which will feature on the F-4E, AH-1 and potentially the A-6E whenever they come. As far as I know all except for the F-14 and F-5E (which has the dual trigger and the dogfight switch) are identical, but all things considered a stick like that would be useful across all of them.
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Old 11-06-2018, 08:35 PM   #8
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Well I stand corrected, wasnt aware that grip was used in so many other aircraft. I guess it is heavily modified though.
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Old 11-06-2018, 10:54 PM   #9
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The stick itself would (or will, I guess) be great to have. I really like the thumb switch for Fox 2/3 missiles as well as the gun. Not to mention the DLC knob.



Throttle assembly I can live without. My Warthog throttle has way too many useful features that I can map various actions to.
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Old 11-07-2018, 03:18 AM   #10
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I have 3 VKB gunfighter Pro stick tops don't ask !!!! But it would be an instant purchase for me for the F14.

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